James D. McFarlane, Q.C.


Email: jmcfarlane@milesdavison.com
Tel: 403.298.0319

Professional Background

Jim articled with the Mason & Company firm in 1979 and was admitted to partnership in 1985. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in January 2010.

Practice Focus

Jim’s practice areas are banking law and commercial transactions, including real estate and insolvency matters.


  • 1974 University of Alberta, B.A.
  • 1979 University of Alberta, LL.B.
  • 1980 Admitted to the Alberta Bar

Professional and Community Experience

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Business Law Section, Real Property Section and Insolvency Section
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Presented numerous papers and presentations to professional, client and community groups on Creditor’s Rights and Personal Property Security issues
  • Instructor, Bar Admission Course for many years on the topic of Creditors Rights and Insolvency
  • Past Director, Heritage Sports Association, Calgary Foothills Soccer Club and Calgary FC Super Y Soccer Club
  • Governor, Rundle College Education Foundation


Jim has been active in the Calgary soccer community, including past co-ordinator, coach and manager for Calgary Minor Soccer Association select teams, Foothills Soccer Club Boys and Girls Division 1 teams and Calgary Villains Mens Major Team.